On December 4th 2010 (12/04/10) Janet Kuypers held the first hour-long performance slot at the "Visual Nonsense" event at Swing State (a hookah lounge) in Lake Villa, IL. Because the vening was visual, all of Kuypers' performance included video. This is the video of the entire performance (with th ending cut off in the main camera view because it was such a long live performance), which included the poems "trying" (accompanied with Monica F. vocals, with video footage of Kuypers reading into two microphones wearing a blue tank top), "i want love" (accompanied with Monica F. vocals, with video footage of Kuypers in a dark room for the "Christmas Eve" video as Kuypers reads at a Christmas tree), "too far" (with video footage of Kuypers' origianl video for "too far" playing in the background), "how to please a woman" (with video footage of Kuypers, sampled from New Orleans 12/22/08 of "the Burnin"g video and "the Bridge to New Orleans" video), "i'm thinking about myself too much" (accompanied with Monica F. vocals, with video footage of Kuypers in the "He Make Me Think About These Things" Video, recorded 02/10/08, the day the poem "He Make Me Think About These Things" was written), "raped with words" (read by John Yotko, with video footage of Kuypers drinking tea at the Starbucks), "women's very existence" (with video footage of a shower running), "white knuckled" (with video footage of Kuypers in the 2007 White Knuckled video, filmed at a Chicago Lopp el stop), "driving by his house" (the first flash fiction in the performance, with video footage of Kuypers driving through portions of the Heather Ridge subdivision in Gurnee, IL 11/10), the poems "the fourteenth" (with both Janet Kuypers and John Yotko reading the poem, with video footage of Kuypers reading into two microphones wearing the (appropriate for Valentine's Day) red long-sleeved shirt), "in the air" (1st & last verse of part 2, which John Yotko also filmed the airplan landing footage of for this show), "content with inferior men" (with video footage of Kuypers in the Content With Inferior Men video, on Lookout mountain in Golden CO 06/15/07), "a woman talking about her rapist friend" (with video footage of Kuypers reading into two microphones wearing a beige shirt), "knowledge" (her second piuece of flash fiction , with video footage of Kuypers reading poems seen in the videos for "Issues", "Fulfill Their Deepest Vocation", "Headache", "Take the Pain", "Chances One: Yes, It's Yes", "John ('96)", and "Her Blood Is Evaporating", at the outdoor section of the Winking Lizard in Lakewood Ohio 10/12/08), the poems "the martyr and the saint" (with video footage of Kuypers reading in the "A Woman Talking About her Rapist Friend" video inside the Winking Lizard in Lakewood Ohio 10/13/08), "coslow's" (accompanied with Monica F. vocals, with video footage of Kuypers reading at the Cafe 09/09/08 the poems "Neey Person", "My Turn" and "Not For Me Yet", that were converted into prose for the Eric Bonholtzer/Janet Kuypers paperback book "Duality"), "right there, by your heart" (verses 2 and 6, with video footage of Kuypers first reading "Whether Or Not It Is From Religion" at the Cafe 09/09/08, the second from Kuypers, before reading "Observer's Love Poem" at Cafe Ballou 07/19/10), and finally the short story "stalker" (with video footage of the text from the story, as it appeared in the book "(woman.)" - which is video footage cut off right before the last line of the story in the ideo footage from the entire show). The music in the background was music from the Janet Kuypers poetry performance art show 'Dreams,' held at the Cafe in Chicago 02/03/04. Kuypers had projected videos running throughout her show, but she also had a camera filming her, projecting her image on a larger television screen.
You can always go to http://www.janetkuypers.com for expanded information on her writing, music or performance art.